is a historic, thriving market town and well worth a visit. Interestingly, it is the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary. There is very little that you cannot buy in Bakewell and the shopping is a pleasure. You are far away from impersonal shopping malls and department stores, instead you will enjoy a bustling Monday market and lovely arcades and courtyards full of very inviting, independent shops. Bakewell BridgeWhen you have finished buying lots of lovely goodies and need a rest you will find no shortage of places to eat and drink. Caf├ęs, pubs and restaurants are good quality and plentiful. If the weather is fine you can take a walk along the river and just sit and watch the world and its ducks go by….lovely. There is also a Farmers’ Market on the last Saturday of each Month.

Bakewell Pudding Shop SignNo visit here would be complete without sampling the famous Bakewell Pudding – absolutely delicious!

The Thornbridge Brewery Tour and Shop (Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd., Bakewell) is another “must do” and all details can be found here.

Below are some websites which are well worth visiting as they are mines of up to date relevant information about what’s happening in our lovely market town.

What’s going on in Bakewell – this is a mine of invaluable information and does exactly what it says on the tin.

Let’s Go Bakewell – website containing more information about Bakewell than any sane person could wish to know!